Convincing victory for Punjab Kings as they pick up their Third Win of the Season by 34 runs

The RCB were 5 wickets down in no time and eventually went on to fall short by 34 runs.

Chasing a tricky total of 180, the RCB didn\'t get off to a good start as Padikkal was dismissed early. Kohli then went on to bat with Patidar and built a partnership. The required run-rate was getting higher so Kohli and Co. had to attack. But Kohli got out immediately, and soon followed Maxwell and de Villiers. The RCB were 5 wickets down in no time and eventually went on to fall short by 34 runs.

Punjab\'s bowling was very good right from the start. They restricted runs in the powerplay and then let the spinners take over and do their job. It was a combined effort from all the bowlers but Brar was the pick of the lot with his 3 wickets.

Earlier in the evening, Bangalore won the toss and invited Punjab to bat first. Punjab were off to a flier right of the get go. KL Rahul and Gayle put up a 80-run partnership in no time before Gayle got out. Rahul batted right till the end for his knock of 91 off just 57 balls as they piled up a good total of 179 runs on the board. 

Bangalore bowlers had a tough time with the ball. Harshal Patel was really expensive with the ball and so was Kyle Jamieson, even though he picked up 2 wickets. But, no one could really pocket of KL Rahul\'s wicket as he played a match winning innings for his team. 

A glance at the table - CSK sits at the top of the table with 5 consecutive wins and a very healthy NRR. 

On May 1, Saturday, it\'s the battle of the two of the most successful sides in IPL. The 5-times champions Mumbai Indians take on their arch rival the Chennai Super Kings, the 3-time champions at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. 

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